Baltimore Blue Alleys and Neighborhoods

Baltimore Blue Alleys and Neighborhoods

Project Team
Baltimore City Department of Public Works & Transportation Biohabitats, Inc. Blue Water Baltimore Butchers Hill Neighborhood Association Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. EP Henry Patterson Park Neighborhood Association National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Stormcrete
Project Description

The Baltimore Blue Alleys and Neighborhoods project involved intensively retrofitting several streets and alleys in ultra-urbanized areas of Baltimore City to reduce and treat stormwater runoff through the use of street bumpouts (bioretention) and permeable pavement alleyways. The existing sites consist of 3 alleys and 4 street intersections in the Butchers Hill and Patterson Park Neighborhoods of Baltimore. The objectives of this project, which was funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, were to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of integrating innovative, decentralized stormwater projects into the most densely developed areas of the City of Baltimore to treat impervious surfaces, reduce stormwater runoff volume, and improve the quality of life for residents in these urban areas through greening, neighborhood beautification, and a reduction in pollutants.
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Best Ultra-Urban Project

This category recognizes the best application of green infrastructure (GI) practices that are built in highly urban areas to reduce flooding and pollutant delivery (more than 75% site impervious cover). Some examples include: green streets, walls, roofs or parking lots, rainwater harvesting systems, urban forestry practices, and permeable hardscapes.

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